Models run on hardware targets and contain inports, outports, parameters, and signals to respond to stimuli from other parts of the system by producing outputs in a way that simulates the modeled item.
|Inports and Outports||
Communicates with other parts of the control system. You can map inports and outports directly to hardware inputs and outputs, other models in the system, system channels, and more. Inports and outports are dynamic values the simulation updates each time the model executes.
Acts like variables in the model. You can manipulate parameters to tune the behavior of the simulation. For example, an operator can set a parameter before the model starts executing or update its value between the execution of discrete tests.
Serves as probes, or test points, of a model as it executes.